Posted by timtam (2011-07-02 08:44 CET)
Tour de France - Green Jersey
Farrar of course is one of the guys that is closest to Cavendish, but what has Farrar performed so far this season ??? Not that much and I don't see it rapidly improve in the the first week of the tour. With also reliable Hushovd in the team we may see the team going for Green Jersey for Hushovd and a few times try to win a stage with Farrar, but I don't think we'll see Farrer gaining points steadily stage after stage.
He's paired up with Ben Swift, a talented young boy that we will discover in this Tour de France. He already has more victories than Farrar this season, and with Boasson Hagen in his team not being fully fit Swift will get a protected role and be able to sprint in ideal conditions. I think also on uphill stages he can built out a lead on Farrar, which will be hard to recover from for the American.
At these odds I think we should back the talented young guy, let's find out what he's capable of, medium stakes. GL
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